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Stories shared in response to the October 1, 2015
tragedy at Umpqua Community College

Stories told in response to the October 1, 2015
tragedy at Umpqua Community College

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I was very sad. I felt bad for everyone else.

I was very sad

I was very sad. I felt bad for everyone else.

I was very sad

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I will never understand what other people must have felt.

No more needs to be said

I will never understand what other people must have felt.

No more needs to be said

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Each one went there to receive a better future, and their future ended.

The only thing that remains

Each one went there to receive a better future, and their future ended.

The only thing that remains

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When the UCC attack happened, I was at math class in 4th period. There were emergency vehicles constantly on the highway.

I find it very weird

When the UCC attack happened, I was at math class in 4th period. There were emergency vehicles constantly on the highway.

I find it very weird

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During the time of the tragic UCC shooting I was in a relationship with a wonderful girl.

We danced to get her mind off it

During the time of the tragic UCC shooting I was in a relationship with a wonderful girl.

We danced to get her mind off it

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When the shooting happen…I don’t know how to describe it..

When the shooting happen

When the shooting happen…I don’t know how to describe it..

When the shooting happen

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When I found out about it, I seen my best friend crying. One of her siblings were there & they were terrified.

I felt bad for her

When I found out about it, I seen my best friend crying. One of her siblings were there & they were terrified.

I felt bad for her

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My sisters friend Anna was shot in the back and lived. When she went into surgery she only had one request. That she would be able to keep the bullet.

How strong one could be

My sisters friend Anna was shot in the back and lived. When she went into surgery she only had one request. That she would be able to keep the bullet.

How strong one could be

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They said that a shooting happened at UCC 5 minutes ago. In my mind, I was thinking about my friends and my cousins.

I went to go ask them

They said that a shooting happened at UCC 5 minutes ago. In my mind, I was thinking about my friends and my cousins.

I went to go ask them

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A couple minutes later I asked my teacher what happened. She told me their was a shooting at UCC right then.

She told me to call them

A couple minutes later I asked my teacher what happened. She told me their was a shooting at UCC right then.

She told me to call them

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This project is conducted by The Hearth
and supported by The Ford Family Foundation
and the Douglas County Museum.

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